Flowers in May

Flowers growing around my garden in Co. Mayo on a sunny day in May…

© Aisling Jennings Photography

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Gardening / Planting in the fine weather

 

This fine weather has everyone out gardening and planting in the West of Ireland. With the fresh vegetables like potatoes, carrots and cabbage planted, lets hope we can sample some of these home grown delights very soon 🙂

Sunset over Clare Island

Sunset over Clare Island from Roonagh Quay in Westport, Co. Mayo

Little bird watching the sunset on the fine summers evening in Mayo

© Aisling Jennings Photography

Roonagh Anchor

Not sure if this is really called an anchor, or what the exact name of it is, but it is used to tie the boats to the Quay. These shots were taken in Roonagh Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo at the sun was setting

© Aisling Jennings Photography

Anthurium Andreanum

This plant is a cultivated hybrid of an Anthurium andreanum and belongs to the family of the Araceae. The flowers are tiny on the yellow stem.

Anthurium is a large species, belonging to the arum family (Araceae). Anthurium can also be called “Flamingo Flower” or “Boy Flower”, both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix.

Anthurium flowers are small and develop crowded in a spike on a fleshy axis, called a spadix, a characteristic of the Araceae. The flowers on the spadix are often divided sexually with a sterile band separating male from female flowers. This spadix can take on many forms (club-shaped, tapered, spiraled, and globe-shaped) and colors (white, green, purple, red, pink, or a combination).

Purple Wild Flowers

Purple wild flowers growing in a grass ditch in Commauns, Burren, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland.  If you look closely at this shot you will see that there is actually is actually a fly on one of the flowers which i didn’t notice at the time 🙂 It is called Herb Robert